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Nishiiyuu refers to the traditional ways of the Eeyou and Eenou people.  The Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun department works to ensure that Cree knowledge and values are reflected in CBHSSJB services. 

Our vision is Aapiimuudiihehkuud piimaadiisiiwiiniiuu Kiiyah a achiisachiinuutiihehkuud

“Achieving miyupimaatisiiun through the guidance of ancestral teachings”. 

Complementary Services and Programs

This unit within Nishiiyuu is working to implement three integral parts of the Nishiiyuu Strategic Plan in alignment with the CBHSSJB Strategic Regional Plan (SRP): Waapimausuwin and Utinausuwin, Land-Based Healing and Traditional Medicine.  

Iiyiyiu pimaatisiiun e pimuhtaakanuuhch (Community Development)

This unit works to support Miyupimaatisiiu  Committees in all communities and encourages them to work with Chiefs and Councils and to consult broadly in their communities—engaging individuals, families and organizations in the development of strategies to enhance Miyupimaatisiiun. 

Evaluation and Accreditation

Efforts to bring accreditation to the CBHSSJB continued. Accreditation is a CBHSSJB strategic objective—part of the process of implementing standards, best practices and continuous improvement of services. 

Cultural Safety

The aim of Cultural Safety is to align all CBHSSJB services with Cree cultural values and realities. This process is supported by consultation with the Nishiiyuu Council of Elders, bringing a cultural safety perspective to local and regional Clinical Coordination Integration Committees (CCIC), and providing cultural safety training to different groups within the organization. 

Nishiiyuu Council of Elders

The Nishiiyuu Council of Elders provides guidance to the Board of Directors and the organization based on their knowledge of Cree history, values and traditional healing practices.  


  • Stella Masty
  • Janie Pachano
  • Roderick Pachano
  • Edward Gilpin
  • Billy Katapatuk Sr. 
  • Vera and Jimmy George
  • Robbie and Elizabeth Dick
  • Charlie Pepabano
  • Frances Mark
  • Edward & Sally Gilpin
  • Gordon & Sarah Blackned
  • Charlie & Evadney Bosum
  • Johnny & Louisa Saganash
  • Grace Delaney
  • Marion L Maybee
  • Caroline Jolly
  • Robbie Matthew Sr.
  • Marianne & Billy Katapatuk
  • Catherine Mianscum
  • Laurie Petawabano
  • Earl & Nancy Danyluk


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We remind everyone of the importance of faith and prayer for Miyupimaatisiiun (health and wellbeing).

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